Los Angeles confirmed as hosts of 2028 Olympic Games


Proskauer has advised LA28 on a wide variety of matters and will continue to serve as legal counsel and strategic adviser to the Los Angeles 2028 Organizing Committee, which is led by Mayor Garcetti, Chairman Casey Wasserman and CEO Gene Sykes, as they prepare to host the 2028 Games and write the next chapter in L.A.'s storied Olympic history.

Los Angeles' rollercoaster campaign to host the Olympics - an effort marked by early defeat and last-second negotiations - reached its conclusion today when the city was formally awarded the 2028 Summer Games.

The evaluation commission signed off on those Monday, saying that although details need to be finalized, it is confident LA can host in 2028.

Los Angeles officials meanwhile insist they are more than satisfied with the outcome, rejecting suggestions that their failure to win the 2024 Games represented a defeat. The Firm served as legal counsel and strategic adviser to Los Angeles 2028 (LA28) in connection with Los Angeles' successful bid to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"We are thrilled that the Olympics will be returning to Los Angeles", said Oram.

The decision marks the first time the International Olympic Committee has granted two Summer Olympics at once. Follow the designation of the host city and Lima... The last American city to host the Summer Games was Atlanta in 1996. It came after a year's worth of scrambling by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, who had only the two bidders left for the original prize, 2024, and couldn't bear to see either lose.

In 2015, Boston was initially awarded the USA bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, but dropped out.

Hosting the Olympics is nothing new for Paris, although it has been a while.

"You were the first cities to fully benefit from the reforms of the Olympic Agenda 2020". Following an attack in Munich in 1972 in which a Palestinian terrorist group killed 11 Israeli team members and Montreal going deeply into debt to host in 1976, no other cities bid to host those Games.

"Many times every city is working so hard.to build the infrastructure, they can't think about the environment, they can't think about the economy, they can't think about the health of their people".

In the same release, the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo said "I am very proud and moved to bring the Games back to Paris". That city commissioned a poll showing 88 percent of its residents supported bringing the Olympics back to Southern California.